Burdette Creek

Yukon

kanaanbausler , Friday 29th March, 2024 1:05PM

One big whumph on a flat wind packed ridge on the east end of the Burdette Bowl. Temperatures were warm all week.
We did an exploratory loop around the ridgeline surrounding Burdette Creek. Dug a pit on a small north facing hill just above treeline. Found a mostly wind compacted snowpack with facet layers throughout. Surface hoar at the top and depth hoar at the bottom. Sun crusts and melting surfaces were common on anything with a southern aspect. Cold dry snow was found on northerly aspects. Wind affected snow was also abundant but isolated slopes with the right terrain protection were holding good smooth shallow pow.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN